Originally Posted by Bones
But you are right, you can take ANY axle and
1- buy 2 new spindles
2- buy 4 new bearings
3- buy 2 new hubs/drums
4- buy 2 new backing plates and brake pads
5- buy 2 new rims, because the old rims won't fit the new hubs
6- buy 2 new tires, because the old tires are dry rotten, and won't fit the new rims
and then do it again since it is a dual axle trailer
and voila... you just spent more than a good used properly equiped trailer would have costed you in the first place.
And I'm guessing the sweet trailer youjust bought without brakes also uses a 2" trailer ball.... you'll need to buy a new 2 5-16" coupler now too.
There are many assumptions there. There are many trailers out there that don't have brakes, however they do have flanges. And you don't buy all the crap separate, you get the kit with everything in it. Spindles usually will work, you just have to buy the correct brake kit.
Another assumption on the ball...not that's 2 inch would be the end of the world. Nothing wrong with a 2 inch large shank.